Metastatic colorectal cancer survival rates increasing:

05/27/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Better drugs and new surgical interventions have boosted median survival rates for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, a new report says. Study authors said the median survival has increased to nearly 30 months, compared with only 14.2 months for patients diagnosed in 1990. The overall five-year survival rate increased from 9.1% in the period from 1990 to 1997 to 19.2% from 2001 to 2003.

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